1978 United States Grand Prix

The 1978 USA East Grand Prix was Round 15 of the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Watkins Glen, United States on Sunday, 1 October 1978. Mario Andretti started on pole position in the Lotus Ford and Carlos Reutemann was the race winner for Ferrari.

1978 USA East Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
111Carlos ReutemannArgentinaFerrariMichelin591:40:48.8001:40:48.800--1:41.426190.84629
227Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear59+19.7391:41:08.539+19.739+19.7391:41.293190.22636
320Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaWolf FordGoodyear59+45.7011:41:34.501+45.701+25.9621:41.412189.415114
415Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin59+1:25.0071:42:13.807+1:25.007+39.3061:41.421188.20193
514Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear59+1:28.0891:42:16.889+1:28.089+3.0821:41.703188.107132
68Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear59+1:50.2101:42:39.010+1:50.210+22.1211:41.870187.431181
77James HuntGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:41.4776
822Derek DalyIrelandEnsign FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:42.30319
918Rene ArnouxFranceSurtees FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:42.29421
103Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:42.68616
1126Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:41.04710
1221Bobby RahalUnited StatesWolf FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:43.98320
1323Brett LungerUnited StatesEnsign FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1:43.94424
1417Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandShadow FordGoodyear56+3 laps3 laps2 laps1:42.73917
1555Jean-Pierre JarierFranceLotus FordGoodyear55Out of Fuel4 laps1 lap1:39.557558
1636Rolf StommelenGermanyArrows FordGoodyear54+5 laps5 laps1 lap1:45.30922
DNF37Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear46Gearbox1:45.20626
DNF9Michael BleekemolenNetherlandsATS FordGoodyear43Oil Leak1:45.09725
DNF1Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear28Engine1:42.4605
DNF5Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear27Engine1:43.0061
DNF2John WatsonGreat BritainBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear25Engine1:42.7367
DNF4Patrick DepaillerFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear23Wheel1:42.91112
DNF12Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin22Engine1:41.4044
DNF10Keke RosbergFinlandATS FordGoodyear21Transmission1:43.62915
DNF16Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyShadow FordGoodyear1Fuel System2:27.7462:27.7461132.42914
DNF25Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyearClutch23
DNQ19Beppe GabbianiItalySurtees FordGoodyear